In a just world, one free of arcane rules and fine print, Cate Blanchett would have been battling herself in this year’s Best Actress Oscar category. Yet for now it’s…

Joel and Ethan Cohen’s love of Hollywood’s Golden Age runs deep. From 1991’s Los Angeles screenwriter drama Barton Fink to 2001’s noir pastiche The Man Who Wasn’t There, these brothers…

Zoolander was never a great movie but it is beloved. Released in 2001, and roundly ignored at the box office, it was an uneven ragtag of sketches that barely constituted…

We’re supposed to think that Deadpool isn’t like other superhero films featuring a popular character from Marvel comic books. That’s the message pummelled home by its witty and inventive marketing…

For a lesson in how hard it is to make a fun, silly action movie watch the two incarnations of Point Break back-to-back. In Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 version Keanu Reeves’…

When people describe films as “Oscar bait” this is the sort of movie they mean. A solid, but dry, drama, there something strained about Concussion, as if it wants to…

Welcome to the worst possible holiday in the most beautiful place imaginable. Marianne (Tilda Swinton), a Bowie-esque rockstar, is enjoying mute recovery from throat surgery with her handsome boyfriend (Matthias…

If you were a child in the mid-90s then there’s a high chance you’ve read, or are at least familiar with, R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps novels. Telling stories of kids in…

So often big TV stars struggle to make anything like the same impact in film. Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, The Wire/Luther’s Idris Elba, the entire cast of Friends – they’re…